The Mali-Cuba Connection / Africa Mia (2020)

1h 21m / Not Rated / Documentary

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In the midst of the Cold War, ten young promising musicians from Mali are sent to Cuba to study music and strengthen cultural links between the two socialist countries. Combining Malian and Afro-Cuban influences, they develop a revolutionary new sound and become the iconic ensemble ‘Las Maravillas de Mali’.

On New Year’s Eve 2000, French music producer Richard Minier meets a former member of Las Maravillas de Mali in Bamako and decides to bring the band back together.

Vibrant, touching, colorful, this film is a magnificent celebration of life and music (Le Figaro).

French, Spanish w. English subtitles

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The film’s distributor, ArtMattan Productions, will be splitting the revenue with Tampa Theatre. Please note that this arrangement, in these unprecedented times, means that we are unable to offer Member pricing for virtual screenings. Thanks for your understanding, and THANK YOU FOR CONTINUING TO SUPPORT TAMPA THEATRE!


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